Notes: For years, Nissan trucks and SUVs have had problems with coolant destroying the transmission. And for years, Nissan has done nothing about it.

The 2007 is no different than the 2006 and 2005. Just avoid it.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,863 miles

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2007 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

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2007 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #63

Jul 172010

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


I have ran out of gas in the middle of traffic on a busy highway almost causing an accident due to fuel gauge not reading fuel level. I was luck enough to be able to pull to the side of the road. This is on a Nissan 2007 Frontier SE model.

- Wallingford, PA, USA

problem #62

Sep 252010


  • miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Frontier, and the gas tank sensor failed like so many others from 2005 to 2010. I ran out of gas the first time and it stopped so suddenly I almost got rear ended. I called Nissan and they said that my VIN number doesn't fall in the recall list. I am on forums and everyone is having issues with this but they are only picking a few to fix. This is wrong. Anyways now when I fill it up it goes to empty and the light comes on and the check engine light lights. Then after 30 or so miles it ever so slowly starts to climb until it is full. Then for no reason it will go empty again. It keeps going through this cycle.

- Bernardston, MA, USA

problem #61

Oct 012010


  • 34,000 miles
2007 Nissan Frontier has an error code of PO463, fuel sending unit sensor is likely cause. Gas gauge stuck at empty, currently under 35,000 miles.

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #60

Jun 102010


  • miles


Fuel gauge don't work on 2007 Nissan Frontier. It is the sending unit.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #59

Mar 052010


  • 37,000 miles
2007 Nissan Frontier fuel sensor gauge not working properly. Vehicle gauge shows empty, check engine light comes on and low fuel light, all this with plenty of gas in tank.sometimes fuel gauge will show 3/4 full and after gauge gets around 1/2 full, the gauge will drop to empty. Never sure how much fuel is in tank. Would not want to run out of gas and cause a crash. Nissan has recalls for the 2006 and 2008 Frontier for the same issue. Nissan offered me $250 towards the repairs at their dealership. I am not sure why the 2007 model's are not included in the recalls. Nissan is obviously aware of other year vehicles with the same problem and do not want to fix their defect at no charge to the customer.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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problem #58

Sep 052010


  • 53,000 miles
Nissan Frontier 2007, service bulletin notes defective fuel gauge sensor and this can give a false fuel level and cause breakdown on highway. Sb # ntb07-069B and they will not honor this as a recall need. Defective fuel gauge is a dangerous item when traveling on highways at night. Please push Nissan to recall / improve these units.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #57

Sep 032010


  • 58,000 miles


I am having an issue with the fuel gauge on my 2007 Nissan Frontier king cab. First off when my tank would get to just under a quarter my check engine light would come on and I would have to disconnect and reconnect the battery to make the light go away. Now my gauge reads empty on a full tank of gas and the low fuel light and check engine light are on. This first happened right after filling my gas tank up all the way a few days ago. Gauge is stuck a empty and lights will not go away.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #56

Aug 182010


  • 36,984 miles
Fuel level sensor. Service engine soon light came on. The gas gauge stopped working and sometimes creeps up. Not sure how much gas is in the truck. Sometimes it is full and sometimes it goes to half and other times it just drops to empty.

- Aguadilla, PR, USA

problem #55

Aug 022010


  • 45,500 miles
I own a 2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4X4 crew cab pickup. I purchased the aforementioned vehicle new in 2007. Recently the "service engine soon" warning light came on. Shortly after the warning light came on I began to notice my fuel gauge needle dropping to empty or near empty when I knew I had at least 1/4 tank of gasoline. If I shut the engine off and started it back up the fuel gauge needle would indicate 1/4 tank, and then shortly afterward drop to empty or near empty. I did some research and found out that this problem seems to be very common and should warrant a recall. My vehicle has approximately 45,800 miles on it. In my opinion running out of fuel or being distracted by a malfunctioning fuel gauge could lead to an accident. I request that this problem is investigated and a recall is initiated immediately. Thank you for reading this.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #54

Jun 142010


  • 46,020 miles
Drove the truck with the low fuel warning light on for several miles. Upon filling up the tank, the low fuel light remained on and needle showed empty. Shortly afterward, the service engine light came on. Mil code is P0463 - fuel level sensor problem. Resetting the code works for a few days but then the mil light comes back on. The gas gauge is erratic, sometimes showing empty when it's not. So we have to track the approximate fuel remaining by using the trip odometer.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #53

Jul 152010


  • 53,275 miles


On or about 7-15-10, I filled the fuel tank in my 2007 Nissan Frontier SE crew cab to capacity. Within seconds of starting and driving the vehicle afterwards, the "service engine" warning light came on and my fuel gauge indicator dropped to the half-full mark. It has been erratic since that event and has not properly indicated how much fuel remains in the tank. On 7-16-10, I took the vehicle to the dealer from which it was purchased. Their service department diagnosed the problem and advised the vehicle needed a new fuel sending unit. They also advised that there was no recall on that part, although there was a recall on that part for the Nissan titan. Through research, I have discovered that Nissan has had previous recalls on fuel sending units on other model years and vehicles, and many owners have posted the similar problem online, specifically regarding the fuel sending unit on the 2007 Nissan Frontier. Nissan is at this time unwilling to repair the problem at their cost, which I find frustrating as it is an obvious part problem. My concern is that an inaccurate fuel level reading caused by this faulty unit could lead to a stalled vehicle in traffic, posing a considerable safety risk.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #52

Aug 032010


  • 30,000 miles
Fuel gauge goes to empty after a fill-up and is erratic afterwards. Vehicle is 2007 Nissan Frontier.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #51

Jul 122010


  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2007 Frontier and had a problem with the fuel gauge. I filled the truck and the gas gauge went to empty. After driving for 10-15 minutes it would float up to near the full mark, but then it would drop back down to half full. This failure caused the check engine light to come on and this in turn automatically failed my emissions test.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #50

Jul 302010


  • 52,000 miles
Fuel gauge showed that I had a quarter tank but I ran out of gas. Went to station and filled up and gauge still showed 1/4 tank. On 8/2, gauge finally reported that I had 3/4 tank of gas which was probably close to what was in my tank. In doing some research, it appears this is a common problem for Nissan Frontiers, but my year (2007) does not show up in the recall database.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #49

Jul 102010


  • 49,000 miles
2007 Nissan Frontier with 49K miles gas gauge not working properly on and off. Service engine soon light keeps going on and off at same time.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #48

Jun 212010


  • 45,000 miles
I had 1/4 of a tank of gas and went to fill up. After filling up my gas tank, I turned on the car, at which point the needle did not register the full tank. After driving a couple miles, the check engine light came on. I went directly to the dealer and was told that it was a fuel sending unit/sensor and that it was no longer covered after 30K miles. After returning home and doing research, I went online to after performing a search, I came across many others who have experienced the same problem. Apparently it has something to do with the fuel sending unit. A similar problem was found on the 2000-2004 xterra models and a recall was performed when the vehicle would stop after not getting any fuel, posing a great danger. It seems that something in the unit is faulty and will corrode over time. There is a general consensus that everyone who is having the problem is experiencing the same thing after having the vehicle for over 2 yrs and with around 39K-49K. If this problem existed in previous models, and it was recalled, the 2005-2007 xterras, Frontiers, and pathfinders should get this fixed at no charge to the customer!! why wait for accidents and possible deaths, especially since the problem lies in an integral part of the vehicle. Cost of repair ranges from $300-600."

- Clay City, KY, USA

problem #47

Jun 262010


  • 40,000 miles
The gas gauge gives a false reading and is unreliable. It has been diagnosed by Nissan as a defect with the fuel level sensor. This is the exact same problem that occurs with the Nissan pathfinders. The Frontier is a pathfinder with a truck body. Yet Nissan has only recalled the pathfinders. The recall needs to be extended to cover the Frontiers as well.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #46

Jun 262010


  • miles
Gas gauge stuck on 1/4 tank.

- Long Island City, NY, USA

problem #45

Jun 222010


  • 55,000 miles
The fuel level sending unit in my 2007 Nissan Frontier shorted out on June 22, 2010. I brought the vehicle to my dealer on June 24, 2010. The dealer informed me that the although Nissan has recalled this part on some vehicles, that my vehicle is not covered by the recall. This is a known defect which resulted in the recall of 2006 and 2008 models of my vehicle model as well as other models of Nissan vehicles using the same part for 2006 to 2008, inclusive (armada and titan models). I am astounded that such a recall would exclude vehicles with same part and same history of part failure. This is especially surprising since the recall was issued for other models of my year, just not my model. If the part is failing and is a enough of a safety issue to issue a recall for other models in the same year and for the same model in other years, why would it not be considered enough of a safety issue for my model year" does the NHTSA plan to initiate an investigation of why Nissan is excluding my model in the recall for the fuel level sender unit"

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #44

May 252010


  • 38,000 miles
Nissan has recalled 2006 and 2008 Frontier for gas tank sending units which would show 1/4 tank of fuel but empty,2007's are having this problem but Nissan is refusing to recall them.

- Morrill, ME, USA

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